Originally Posted by cenner
I was racing my nephew to be the first to jump in the pool, i took off my cap, sandals, shirt, but forgot to take my phone off my belt case and dove in the pool. The second I jumped in I realized what I had done, I threw the phone out of the water.
It was DEAD! I completely disassembled the phone and left it to dry under a fan over night. To my SURPRISE, when I put it back together, it WORKED!!
The screen had a wet stain on it for a day or two, but then it went away and my phone works perfectly til this day. WooHoo!!!!
I think the key is to NOT try to power it on AND remove the battery ASAP!
Water damage is contingent on too many variables to say what will happen when one attempts to power up after the Pearl takes a swim.
You lucked out though. Conventional wisdom is to wait longer than 24 hours before powering up the phone. I think most have said to wait at least four days.
But most people won't. They fall prey to the Pearl's siren song to "try it out" soon after the soaking. Just too much of a temptation to wait four to five days.